We’ve made it to that time of the year. Time to pack up those backpacks and lunchboxes and send the kids off to school! Whether you felt like the summer went by way too quickly or dragged on and on, the time is here!
There is no doubt you’ve spent the last few weeks preparing for this time. Checking off lists of supplies and going over itineraries so that they are set up for success this year. Your calendar is full to the brim! But this is also a great time to make a spot in your calendar to get them set up for a dental appointment so that they are going back to school with a healthy, beautiful smile this year.
Mouthguards For Sports
If your child is participating in sports this school year, we highly recommend that they wear a mouthguard for sports. The National Youth Sports Foundation for Safety reports that an athlete is 60 times more likely to sustain damage to the teeth when not wearing a protective mouthguard.
The damage that can occur to the teeth when playing sports can include missing teeth, damaged teeth, and/or cracked teeth. Which can lead to more invasive dental procedures. Wearing a mouthguard for sports significantly decreases the risk of this occurring.
Boost Confidence With Invisalign
The start of school can bring a lot of back-to-school jitters. Especially for those who are entering high school. They are dealing with a lot of confidence issues and maybe you have brought up the dreaded braces issue to help them deal with some misaligned teeth, and maybe they rejected the idea because of the thought of walking around a new school with a mouth full of metal is an instant non-starter.
There is another solution. With Invisalign aligners, you can still help your child to improve the appearance of their smile, but much more discreetly. Rather than using metal brackets and wires like traditional braces, the Invisalign system uses a series of custom-made, computer-generated plastic aligners to straighten teeth.
No one will know your child is improving their smile and their confidence at the same time. It will be a win for both of you!
Back To School Dental Checkup
Having dental checkups scheduled before the start of the school year gives everyone a chance to start the new school year with a bright beautiful smile.
Scheduling now also gives you a chance to make sure you get not only your child, but the whole family in before life gets too hectic with homework, sports, and everything else that comes along with the start of the school year. Because the next thing you know it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and the year really gets ahead of you.
Your semi-annual dental checkup gives you and your family more than just a cleaning. The dental team can detect and prevent any dental issues before they become serious issues. Small issues are much easier to treat.
Call To Schedule You Appointment
We are here to help you get your family’s smiles back to school ready. Whether it is for dental cleanings or an Invisalign treatment, we can help you prepare those smiles for the school year.
If you ever have questions about any of the treatments that we offer in the office, we are always here to help. Call us today to get your smiles ready for the new school year, 903-474-8206.